First Posted: 5/26/2009
MOUNT AIRY Mrs. Tressie Iowa Towe Cook, 86, of Mount Airy, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at Northern Hospital of Surry County. Mrs. Cook was born in Carroll County, Va., Jan. 21, 1923, to James Harrison and Maggie Gray Towe. She leaves behind to cherish her memory, her devoted husband, Rufus Hosea Cook of the home; a daughter, Veda Payne of Mount Airy; grandchildren, Michael Payne and wife Michelle of Cana, Va., and Rhonda McHone and husband Scott of Mount Airy; and grandchildren, Sommer McHone, Christian McHone, Amanda Payne Wall, Brittany Willard and Samantha Payne. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by a sister, Hessie Stanley; a half sister, Alene Dowell; brothers, Kermit Towe and Hurlie Towe; and a half brother, Clyde Towe. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, at Moody Funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Todd Byrd and the Rev. Buster Sechrist. Burial will follow in Skyline Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.